Jake Tapper Compares Trump to Joe McCarthy: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes’

‘President Trump and Joe McCarthy are very different historical figures but there is something similar’

Jake Tapper Compares Trump to Joseph McCarthy: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes’ (Mediaite)

On Tuesday night, CNN anchor Jake Tapper shared an observation he made about President Trump.

Tapper told Stephen Colbert that he was “reading a lot about the 50s lately” and invoked Joseph McCarthy and his “crusade of indecency and smears and lies.”

“President Trump and Joe McCarthy are very different historical figures but there is something similar,” Tapper elaborated. “They say, ‘history doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes.’ And when you read about that era, Joe McCarthy was doing indecent things and lying for years and years with Republicans and Democrats not saying anything.”

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